Our mission is to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world.
"There is more in you than you think". This simple idea forms the basis of Outward Bound's philosophy and provides the guiding principle for all Outward Bound experiences. Each Outward Bound course is much more than just learning the technical skills of canoeing, rock climbing, kayaking, backpacking and dogsledding. It's designed to be an incredible and indelible journey of self-discovery.
Outward Bound began in 1941, in Aberdovey, Wales, under the leadership of educator Dr. Kurt Hahn. Today, 42 centres in 33 countries around the world offer life-changing wilderness and urban courses to hundreds of thousands of people every year. Outward Bound Canada, a not for profit, charitable, educational organization, began in 1969. Since that time, over 150,000 Canadians have taken part in life changing programs that have invited self-discovery and inspired potential.
Outward Bound Canada's mission is to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. We are proud to be an organization that has consistently been at the forefront of educational and social innovation.
We partner with high schools, universities, community groups, government agencies, corporate groups and learning institutes across Canada to provide a wide range of services that enhance capacity and leadership and assist youth and adults in challenging times of transition. For information on Outward Bound Canada read through our FAQs
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